Welling United’s pre-season continues with a friendly clash against Dulwich Hamlet at Park View Road on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).

The third warm-up game of the summer gives Wings boss Danny Bloor the opportunity to step up preparations ahead of the upcoming campaign as he begins to implement his style of play on his new-look side.

Indeed, Bloor has whittled down the number of trialists that have joined the squad in recent weeks and he may well cast a final eye over the remaining bodies on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Bloor confirmed that we will now begin to see players getting more individual minutes having experimented with different elevens for each half during the first two friendlies against Charlton Athletic and Cray Wanderers.


Dulwich Hamlet endured a difficult season last term, suffering relegation from Vanarama National League South.

With former Maidstone United boss Hakan Hayrettin having taken the reins at Champion Hill in March, he will now be tasked with leading an immediate return to the second tier of non-League football.

Like Welling, they have yet to taste victory in pre-season thus far, with a home defeat to German club Altona ’93 being followed by a defeat on penalties to Bromley after a 2-2 draw and a goalless stalemate at Aveley on Saturday.


Danny Bloor: “We won’t be using two elevens – we will change some at half-time because some need to get more game time in their legs. We’ve managed to work on how we want things done both in and out of possession, but it won’t happen overnight.

“The signs are encouraging.  We know what our targets our for this season. This is a long-term plan for Welling United and we’re thoroughly enjoying it. I’m like a kid at Christmas, I can’t wait for that opening-day trip to Truro already!”

Dulwich boss Hakan Hayrettin: “We’re in a completely different scenario to most teams – it’s a unique situation, a brand-new squad and it will take a bit of time, but once we’re rocking and rolling, we’ll be fine.”


Tickets for the friendly against Dulwich are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available for cash and card at the turnstiles on the evening of the match priced £10 adults and £5 concessions, students and U16s, while U11s go free with an accompanying adult.

Click here to get your tickets for Welling United v Dulwich Hamlet.


Turnstiles will open at 6.30pm with the Wings Bar, upstairs bar and the marquee bar open for all supporters. (Please note that the marquee bar will be serving Madri only and is a card-only bar.)

Hot food will be available from the food outlet on the right-hand side as you enter the ground, while the Travis Perkins bar will be open for teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks and pies.

There will be no matchday programme available on Tuesday evening, but teamsheets will be available from the club shop from around 7pm.